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But that’s not Scriptural!

I’ve been accused, at times, by someone who says, “But that’s not Scriptural!” It’s not their fault, really… they just misunderstand what they are saying. What they mean to say is, “That’s not Scripture” or “That’s not in Scripture.” Allow me to explain.

I often talk about the Life Values System. In fact, spend any amount of time in serious conversation with me, and I will mention it directly or indirectly. Even if I don’t say it, I’m thinking of how it applies. Why? Because even though it may not be in Scripture, I have no doubt that it is Scriptural. The difference? The former is the “letter of the Law.” The latter is the “spirit of the law.” I’ll go with door number two, Bob.
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First post! A short introduction.

Well, I’ve finally caved and started a blog. Ok, maybe caved is the wrong word. Either way, I’m here for the party, though I recognize I’m waaayyyyy late. But better late than never, right? Right!

So who am I? Kermit Jones is the name. If I had to describe myself, it would be bigtime computer geek, lover of GNU/Linux (thought I’d be specific for the more hard core types), and an all around great guy. (Did I mention humble!?)

Seriously, though. I’m also a U.S. Navy Chaplain and I currently am serving with the Marine Corps (The Navy provides Chaplains to the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine Academy – Corpsmen too – thats a “Doc” if you didn’t know).

I get into conversations (read: hot water/argument/etc.) rather often and sometimes don’t have time for full explanations. I also have epiphanies every once in awhile (though to others they may not have the same profound meaning). Instead of wasting brain cycles trying to remember those things, I’d like a place to dump them and this is it! However, I’m interested in feedback, as well, and this seems well suited.

Ganbatte! is going to be more of a personal journey… thoughts that I have along the way in random order. I also have a blog on The Life Values System. I’ll reference it from here, but this is the “catch all.”. That means you’ll get a few sermons, ideas for sermons, illustrations for sermons, and who knows what else! That doesn’t mean I’ll be preachy, though. Just check it out and see!

What’s in a name, you ask? I’ll describe it in a later post. The title has “short” in it for a reason.

So long for now,